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Posted on 10/07/2002 7:26:32 PM PDT by CHACHI
58 Socialists are in the United States Congress Progressive Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Republic honors the right to free speech, expression, and association. These rights, the hallmark of a free society, are protected through time honored Constitutional guarantees. An American citizen is free, for example, to be a Socialist, a Communist, a Nazi, a member of the KKK, or a member of any group, as long as he obeys the law and doesn't act in a manner that would threaten the freedom, safety, and liberty of his fellow citizens. This principle is the foundation as well as the price of freedom.
Congressmen, however, swear on a Bible to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. They are elected and compensated to fulfill that sacred oath both in letter and in spirit. Affiliation, therefore, with an organization that advocates a political system that blatantly contradicts the Constitution, while not illegal per se, has the effect of eroding faith and trust in our government, society, and the rule of law. A Congressmen who affiliates with an International Socialist organization is really no different, in this regard, than a Congressmen who, theoretically, would join an organization that advocates a Monarchy, or a government based on laws of racial supremacy. The Democratic Socialists of America, the organization in question, advocates an authoritarian political system that is antithetical to American Constitutional principals. This poses a major contradiction for an elected Congressmen who also happens to be a member of such an organization.
There are, presently, 58 Congressmen who are members of the Democratic Socialists of America which bills itself as the largest organization in America to be affiliated with the Socialist International. These Congressmen represent the extreme political left of the Democratic Party. This is, lets be clear, not comparable to participation in the old left, Stalinist apparatus which, during the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration in the 1930's and 1940's, set up secret Communist cells who were spying for the Kremlin. A Congressman who is a member of an organization like the DSA has, again, done nothing illegal per se. However, he nonetheless signs onto, witting or otherwise, a political philosophy and methodology that is un-Constitutional and, therefore, un-American. While the purpose of this article is not to impugn the patriotism of these Congressmen, and while they, no doubt, sincerely believe that their international authoritarian faith is pro-American, they, nonetheless, should be identified and their record and actions studied and scrutinized. Following is a list of Congressmen who are presently members of the Democratic Socialists of America:
DSA LIST OF 58 SOCIALISTS IN U.S. CONGRESS
(Rep. Bernard Sanders-VT- Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com (Rep. Peter DeFazio-OR- Co-Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Maurice Hinchey-NY-Co-Chair) email@example.com ; (Rep. Major Owens-NY.Co-Chair) Major.Owens@Mail.House.Gov ; (Rep. Lane Evans-IL) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Eni Faleomavaega-AL) email@example.com ; (Rep. Ed Pastor-AZ) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey-CA) email@example.com ; (Rep. George Miller-CA) George.Miller-Pub@mail.house.gov; (Rep. Nancy Pelosi-CA) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark-CA) email@example.com ; (Rep. Diane DeGette-CO) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Carrie P. Meek-FL) email@example.com ; (Rep. Alcee L. Hastings-FL) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Elizabeth Furse-OR) email@example.com (Rep. Esteban Edward Torres-CA) firstname.lastname@example.org (Rep. George E. Brown-CA) email@example.com (Rep. John Conyers-MI) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Bennie G. Thompson-MS) Thompsonms2nd@mail.house.gov ; (Rep. Melvin L. Watt-NC) email@example.com ; (Rep. Donald Payne-NJ) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Jerrold Nadler-NY) email@example.com ; (Rep. Jose E. Serrano-NY) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. John Lewis-GA) email@example.com ; (Rep. Neil Abercrombie-HI) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Luis Gutierrez-IL) email@example.com ; (Rep. Julia Carson-IN) Rep.Carson@mail.house.gov ; (Rep. John Olver-MA) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Jim McGovern-MA) email@example.com ; (Rep. David Bonior-MI) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Marcy Kaptur-OH) Rep.Kaptur@mail.house.gov ; (Rep. Stephanie-Tubbs-Jones-OH) email@example.com ; (Rep. Sherrod Brown-OH) Sherrod@mail.house.gov ; (Rep. Robert C. Scott-VA) firstname.lastname@example.org ; (Rep. Jose E. Serrano-NY) email@example.com; (Stephanie Tubos-Jones-OH) firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Rep. Barney Frank-MA) http://www.house.gov/frank/ (Rep. John Tierney-MA) http://www.house.gov/tierney/ (Rep. Charles Rangel-NY) http://www.house.gov/rangel/ (Rep. Bob Filner-CA) http://www.house.gov/filner/ (Rep. Chaka Fattah-PA) http://www.house.gov/fattah/ (Rep. William Coyne-PA) http://www.house.gov/coyne/ (Rep. Corrine Brown-FL) http://www.house.gov/corrinebrown/ (Rep. Danny Davis-IL) http://www.house.gov/davis/ (Rep. Dennis Kucinich-OH) http://www.house.gov/kucinich/flash1.htm (Rep. James A. McDermott-WA). http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/ (Rep. John LaFalce-NY) http://www.house.gov/lafalce/ (Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez-NY) http://www.house.gov/velazquez/ (Rep. Maxine Waters-CA) http://www.house.gov/waters/ (Rep. Henry A. Waxman-CA) http://www.house.gov/waxman/ (Rep. Xavier Becerra-CA) http://www.house.gov/becerra/ (Rep. Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo-PR) http://www.house.gov/romero-barcelo/ (Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney-GA) Fax: 202-226-0691 (Rep. Earl Hilliard-AS-AL) Fax: 202-226-0772 (Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton-DC) Fax: 202-225-3002 (Rep. Jesse Jackson-IL) Fax: 202-225-0899 (Rep. Julian C. Dixon-CA) Fax: 202-225-4091 (Rep. Louis Stokes-OH) Fax: 202-225-1339 (Rep. Patsy Mink-HI) Fax: 202-225-4987
The DSA website contains the same old Marxist jargon of yesteryear. It states as a basic principal, "We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order". This is nothing more than a transparent euphemism for world government. This is re-enforced by links, on their website, to such world government advocacy groups as the World Federalist Association. They call for "democratic planning" and "market mechanisms" to achieve an "equitable distribution of resources". This so-called "democratic" planning, with the elastic euphemism "democratic" laced thorough their literature, and the "distribution of resources" is, of course, a euphemistic way of advocating total, authoritarian government with absolute control over property and the "mode of production". The DSA favors the gradual, Fabian approach to world socialism as opposed to their Leninist-Communist counterparts who call for outright violent Revolution as a means of conquering the world. The Fabian Socialists of the DSA plan on world conquest through legislation. This is why an extremely jaundiced eye should apply to DSA Congressmen. Last I checked, none of these powers are granted by our Constitution, the same Constitution that these Congressmen pledged to uphold with their sacred honor.
In fact, the DSA stands for nothing more than re-hashed Communism. This same Communism was responsible, according to the recently published "Black Book of Communism", for the murder of over 100 million souls worldwide. In the name of "the people" these evil totalitarian ideas, when enthroned, have caused more poverty, misery, hate, and death than any known in the history of man. We should watch the actions of these 54 Socialist Congressmen if we value freedom. We should examine each one of them and publish their voting record and rhetoric for all to see.
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This comes up here frequently but I have yet to see anyone post a link that names them as DSA members.
What do these things have to do with Socialism? I thought Socialism was some sort of failed economic system.
Just scroll down to and click on Congressional Progressive Caucus. There you will find their statement and members.
This lists the members of the congressional progressive caucus. It does NOT say they are members of the DSA. The DSA says they are working with the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
If you don't use html it will automatically format the link. Use double-returns to get new paragraphs. See bottom of posting page.
Correct. But "progressive" is a code word for socialist. Why do you think the link is there? The congress critters aren't stupid enough (most of them) to come out and say "Yes, my fellow Americans, I am a Socialist.". They instead say they are Progressive. But look at what they support. Same thing. And it is not just the DSA that links them. I did some research a while back on the links, here it is:
I went to the "Socialist International" web site here: socialistinternational
I clicked on the English language link. I then clicked on the "Members" tab on top of the page. I then clicked on the "List member parties in North America" link here: socialistinternationalnorthamerica
So, what did I find?
(1) The Democratic Socialists of America, DSA - where on their site they listed 58 current US congressional representatives as members.
(2) Social Democrats USA, SDUSA here: SDUSA
Right on the home page of that site it says, and I quote: "SD, USA is the successor to the Socialist Party, USA, the party of Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas and Bayard Rustin and is a member of the Socialist International" And right on that home page is a link titled: "New Democrats Online: The Democratic Leadership Council's (DLC) Online Community." So I follow that link here: DLC
And on that same site is this link: ND
These are the "New Democrat" House members - apparently that is code for "Socialist" but they don't want to be called that, so here is the list:
Tom Allen, U.S. Representative, ME Brian Baird, U.S. Representative, WA James Barcia, U.S. Representative, MI Ken Bentsen, U.S. Representative, TX Shelley Berkley, U.S. Representative, NV Marion Berry, U.S. Representative, AR Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative, OR Lois Capps, U.S. Representative, CA Brad Carson, U.S. Representative, OK Bob Clement, U.S. Representative, TN Bud Cramer, U.S. Representative, AL Joseph Crowley, U.S. Representative, NY Jim Davis, U.S. Representative, FL Susan Davis, U.S. Representative, CA Peter Deutsch, U.S. Representative, FL Cal Dooley, U.S. Representative, CA Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative, CA Bob Etheridge, U.S. Representative, NC Harold Ford, Jr. , U.S. Representative, TN Charles Gonzalez, U.S. Representative, TX Jane Harman, U.S. Representative, CA Baron Hill, U.S. Representative, IN Ruben Hinojosa, U.S. Representative, TX Joseph Hoeffel, U.S. Representative, PA Rush Holt, U.S. Representative, NJ Mike Honda, U.S. Representative, CA Darlene Hooley, U.S. Representative, OR Jay Inslee, U.S. Representative, WA Steve Israel, U.S. Representative, NY Chris John, U.S. Representative, LA Ron Kind, U.S. Representative, WI John LaFalce, U.S. Representative, NY Nick Lampson, U.S. Representative, TX Jim Langevin, U.S. Representative, RI Rick Larsen, U.S. Representative, WA John Larson, U.S. Representative, CT Zoe Lofgren, U. S. Representative, CA Ken Lucas, U.S. Representative, KY Bill Luther, U.S. Representative, MN Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative, NY Jim Maloney, U.S. Representative, CT Jim Matheson, U.S. Representative, UT Bob Matsui, U.S. Representative, CA Carolyn McCarthy, U.S. Representative, NY Karen McCarthy, U.S. Representative, MO Mike McIntyre, U.S. Representative, NC Gregory Meeks, U.S. Representative, NY Juanita Millender-McDonald, U.S. Representative, CA Dennis Moore, U.S. Representative, KS Jim Moran, U.S. Representative, VA Grace Napolitano, U.S. Representative, CA David Phelps, U.S. Representative, IL David Price, U.S. Representative, NC Silvestre Reyes, U.S. Representative, TX Tim Roemer, U.S. Representative, IN Mike Ross, U.S. Representative, AR Steve Rothman, U.S. Representative, NJ Loretta Sanchez, U.S. Representative, CA Max Sandlin, U.S. Representative, TX Adam B. Schiff, U.S. Representative, CA Brad Sherman, U.S. Representative, CA Ronnie Shows, U.S. Representative, MS Adam Smith, U.S. Representative, WA Vic Snyder, U.S. Representative, AR John Spratt, U.S. Representative, SC Charles Stenholm, U.S. Representative, TX Bart Stupak, U.S. Representative, MI John Tanner, U.S. Representative, TN Ellen Tauscher, U.S. Representative, CA Mike Thompson, U.S. Representative, CA Jim Turner, U.S. Representative, TX Tom Udall, U.S. Representative, NM Robert Wexler, U.S. Representative, FL David Wu, U.S. Representative, OR
And thats it. Interesting - From the Socialist International, to the SDUSA, to the DLC. All I can say is, Wow.
The Progressive Caucus was started by Bernie Sanders (Independent-VT), the outwardly avowed socialist U.S. Congressman, in association with the DSA.
Here it is...
Progressive Caucus: Members of the Caucas - http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp
Oh, and here's a link to the list on the DSA's own website: http://www.dsausa.org/pc/pc.members.html
Gotta love Google...
The problem is that if we claim they are members of the DSA on this board, we lose credibility. There is NOTHING on the DSA site that claims the CPC (however socialist it is in intent) is part of the DSA organization.
Then when provided several links, you retort: We all know where the DSA site is. What I am looking for is something to substantiate the claim that the CPC members are ALSO DSA members. NOTHING on the DSA site makes that claim.
You must be one of those Dade county (cin)FLA voters still having a trouble connecting the dots? Or are you just a socialist incognito?
I always get some idiot that starts name-calling; the typical LIBERAL/SOCIALIST answer to the argument. I can connect the dots! But you apparently cannot connect the dots on my position! We all should be honest and print only the facts. I have no argument with the claim that they are socialists but what good is FALSE INFORMATION. Printing that the are members of the DSA has no basis. If you were to give me that basis, I would use that ammo everyday to out them to the public. Now get back to your mama and let her put you to bed.
Gee - guess someone told them that FReepers had made the connection.